HAVERHILL, MA, October 06, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Leslie Cottrell Simonds is an author, End of Life, and Caregiver Consultant whose passion is to support people by sharing her knowledge on how to be practical and composed when waves of fear and uncertainty are crashing.
In her book, "I Want You To Know", she shared a heartfelt story about her father which is one of the reasons why she wrote this book. This book will also give you information on how to create your own death plan and why it is important to have one in the first place.
"As I have aged into my 50's and my children share stories with me about wounds they suffered as children (all children have them!), I realize that, although I feel I did a pretty good job overall as a parent, there are definitely some things that I could have done better. I could have been more expansive at times, and allowed life's circumstances to be opportunities for learning and growth. Instead, because I was working excessive hours to support my children and the commodity of time always seemed to be short, I know there were days that I tried to just "get through" a challenge so that I could move forward with the unending daily task list. My goal is to be as intentional in my death as is possible. I deeply desire that process to serve as the final good example to my beloved family. I desire "love in action" to be my legacy." Leslie Cottrell Simonds, I Want You To Know
Death is often times unexpected. Even though the doctor says you will only live for 2 weeks or 1 month, you still don't know the exact time and day that you will die. It can be earlier than what the doctor said or longer. It is best if you create your death plan as early as today so your mind, as well as your loved ones, will be at ease in case something bad happens because everything was or will be taken care of according to your will.
"What I appreciate about Leslie's book is that it's sensitive. It understands upfront that this is something that isn't fun to talk about, but she handled it sensitively. It's also devised in a way that you can have what maybe the most difficult conversation with your parents, spouse, etc. Regardless of what stage you're at in life, these are some of the things that you really need. I love how gracefully, wonderfully, and how easy Leslie makes the whole concept of learning to respond to situations that you know are going to happen. But so often we've been trained to hide from." Steve Kidd, host Thriving Entrepreneur Radio Show - Hear the whole interview at WeHelpYouTHRIVE.com/radio
Make sure to get your copy on Amazon today! http://amzn.com/B01LBWPV72
Leslie Cottrell Simonds was born in NE Ohio, moved to Maine as a young adult and currently lives North of Boston, MA. Her resume resembles a crazy quilt in its variety. From serving as a GM to several boutique hotels to delivering the food programs for a nationwide events company for events sometimes numbering over ten thousand, Leslie ultimately followed her pull in a very different direction.
After supporting her own father in his long journey with vascular dementia, she wanted to take much of what she knew from experience as a starting point and then learn all she could; forming a consulting business to serve those that serve others.
Through her business, The Visionary Passage, she has become ever more passionate to create a movement to motivate us to create a documented plan for what our wishes are in the event of a serious illness or injury, through end-of-life and final disposition. This is how we create a legacy of love for our families. Leslie lives north of Boston with her husband and dog, Cooper and cares now for her Mother who resides with them.